This is a less-visited part of Bradgate country park, where the main park is a very popular day out for Leicester families.
A lovely woodland walk - dog safe for off lead walking, paths round the woods, mostly gravelled path round the outside or other paths for the more adventurous walker.
Country park near Leicester, with woodland trails and a windmill. It's based around a traditional farm that was bequeathed to the council to use as a sort of outdoor heritage museum
Dog friendly pub with a dog walk from the door, and great food to boot. Not far from the A6 or less than 4 miles from the M1 Jct 23 or Jct 22.
A country park with plenty of nature and history to look out for. The beacon hill is one of the highest points in Leicestershire, and gives a big view on a clear day.
Part of the National Forest, this is a fine woodland for a dog walk. It's really pretty in the Spring when the bluebells are out.
One of the entrances to the National Forest is right in the middle of the Donington Park motorway services area with all the usual facilities.
Dog-friendly pub and dog walk within walking distance of the M1 Services at Junction 23A! Better to drive there though, and really get away from the motorway in a small village that's somehow clung on...
This is mainly a canal-side walk, with the early stages passing through fields on a Public Footpath.
Just over 3 miles from the M1. A delightful and well-run park, with on-lead dogs welcome in the formal gardens and rougher ground for off-lead romping.
As well as a dog-welcoming pub with very tasty food, this village walk has the advantage of being completely stile and livestock-free.
It would be impossible to guess that Tibshelf Services has immediate access to over 9 miles of countryside walking on the Five Pits Trail.